About the Athletes and Entertainers For Change Founder
Kinnik is a veteran of stage, television and film. The Columbia, SC native now resides in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta GA where she spent 13 years. Kinnik’s time in Atlanta was spent working professionally in musical theatre and she later went on to finish as a Top 13 Finalist on the mega hit show American Idol. Soon after, Kinnik relocated to Los Angeles and won the Dreamgirls competition sponsored by the Ahmanson Theatre and Blackweekly.com and toured Italy. She’s done countless stage plays over the last 20 years. Her major theatre credits include: Dreamgirls, For Colored Girls and Madea’s Class Reunion. Award-winning directors and producers Tyler Perry, Robert Townsend, and Kenny Leon have each cast Kinnik in their respective projects, tapping into her vocal range and innate acting ability. In 2010, Kinnik launched her production company, Dazzal Mi (Dazzle Me) Entertainment, creating and hosting its first digital project, “Straight From The Sky,” a witty celebrity and entertainment news web-series.
Her proudest accomplishment to date is writing, producing and starring in the stage production, Sunday Mourning (under her Dazzal Mi Entertainment production company), which won three NAACP Theater Awards. The play received a total of seven NAACP Theatre Award nominations, including her nomination for “Best Playwright.” The show then traveled nationally to Atlanta to a sold out theatre. In 2014Sunday Mourning not only returned to Atlanta but was selected as the Official Opening Event of the 24th Annual NAACP THEATRE AWARDS, & was sponsored by Wells Fargo. THE 2014 NAACP THEATRE AWARDS yielded another win for Sky’s second effort,Pieces.. After the win, PIECES reprised at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse and garnered another nomination and win for Best Set Design totaling 9 NAACP Theatre Award nominations and 5 wins for Dazzal Mi Entertainment. Sky’s 3rd production, Power Couple Struggle debuted Valentine’s weekend 2015 in Los Angeles and in 2016 was released as a web series. Power Couple Struggle was nominated for OUTSTANDING WRITING & OUTSTANDING ENSMBLE by the LA WEB-FEST and is Dazzal Mi Entertainment’s first (scripted) web-series while Sunday Mourning is in pre-production to be the company’s first feature film.
In 2016 Kinnik Sky’s launched Dazzal Mi Entertainment’s 501c3, Athletes and Entertainers For Change.